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HOMEChem gives chemistry student inside look at air quality

Erin Katz, a fifth-year Drexel University Chemistry program senior, found herself cooking two Thanksgiving dinners in a manufactured home in Texas in June; all for science. Katz was participating in a large and unique field experiment as part of the project HOMEChem, which stands for House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry. The study marks a landmark undertaking in the relatively new field of indoor air chemistry and related studies.

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Understanding the chemistry of the indoor environment

Publication: Science Date Published: February 8, 2018

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Professor Jon Abbatt: Looking inside the chemistry of our indoor spaces

Author: Dan Haves Publication: University of Toronto Chemistry News Date Published: September 11, 2018 Link: http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/edistillations/2018/09/abbatt-indoor-chemistry.html

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Will research be our happily ever after?

Author: Susan Valenti Corliss Publication: Healthy Indoors Magazine Date Published: January, 2018 Link: https://hi.healthyindoors.com/i/929648-hi-jan-2018/7?

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Are You ‘Safely Indoors’?

Mass spectrometry, either on its own or combined with other separation techniques such as gas or liquid chromatography, is one of the most powerful tools in an analytical chemist’s arsenal. This article provides an excellent example of how scientists are applying mass spectrometry in the field.

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IU scientists participate in monthlong experiment to study indoor air pollution

Operating from a tiny trailer adjacent to the test house, the IU scientists are measuring concentrations of chemical oxidants, including ozone and the hydroxyl radical, a highly reactive and short-lived compound that plays a key role in air pollution.

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Large scale experiment probes chemistry inside our homes

Funding for indoor research is hard to obtain, in part thanks to the misconception that air pollution is solely an outdoor problem. Only a small number of indoor field measurements have been collected previously, usually looking at a few chemicals with a couple of instruments.

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Healthy Indoors – Live from HOMEchem in Austin, TX

AUSTIN– Healthy Indoors Magazine will be in Austin, TX for the HOMEChem open house event on on June 22, 2018.

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LIVE from HOMEChem with IAQradio & HealthyIndoors

HI‘s Bob Krell joined Joe Hughes of IAQradio at the open house event from HOMEChem in Austin, TX on June 22nd, to interview some of the research team about this ground-breaking project at the UTest House facility at the University of Texas.

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